SEPT. 14, 2019

5K Run & 5K Family Walk

The Kelly Cares Foundation presents the Game Day Chase, which will be held on September 14th, the morning of the New Mexico vs. Notre Dame football game.

The 5K Run & 5K Family Walk is designed to get runners ready to cheer on their team with themed miles, football flair, and a special end zone section at the finish line.   The race will start and finish at Eddy St. Commons across from Notre Dame campus and a variety of the shops will be participating in the race.

Overall female & male and Masters female &  male awards will be given out as well as other door prizes and goodies.  So lace up those shoes, put on your team gear, and start your celebration at the Game Day Chase!

Can't make it to our race--No problem! Sign up for our Virtual Run and you can participate anywhere in the world -- be sure to share your experience on social media using the  #GameDayChase. 

Notre Dame Students: When you register don't forget to list your dorm so you can participate in the 2018 GDC Dorm Challenge! Win a Pizza Party for your dorm (sponsored by Papa Johns) and a surprise gift for all members of the dorm from Brian and Paqui Kelly! 


Important Information

Packet Pick-up:  Packet pick up will begin on Friday, September 14th 3-7 p.m. in the atrium of Raclin-Carmichael Hall, which is the building adjacent to Harper Hall, 1044 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617.  The entrance is about 50 yards closer to Notre Dame Ave. 

On-site Registration: On site registration will be available at packet pick-up both Friday and Saturday. Cash or check only please! However, shirts will not be guaranteed to those who do onsite registration. Registration will be held in the same location as packet pick up, which is at the Harper Cancer Institute located at the corner of Notre Dame Ave and Angela Blvd adjacent to Eddy Street Commons.

Race t-shirts are only guaranteed to first 1,000 pre-registered runners 

Registrations after Thursday, September 13th do not guarantee a race shirt.

Free parking will be located in the Eddy Street Parking Garage. Please enter at the back entrance on Burns Ave. 

Race Times:  5K run will begin at 7:30 am and the walk will begin at 7:35 am at Eddy St Commons.
Due to the football game, the course will close at 8:35 a.m.
For a look at the full course, please click the maps tab above.

Volunteer Check-In: Volunteers should check in with the Game Day Chase Committee at the Harper Cancer Research Institute Lobby at Eddy St Commons for their volunteer shifts on Friday and/or Saturday. 


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The Game Day Chase 5K Run & 5K Family Walk in South Bend is presented by the Kelly Cares Foundation. 

For questions/information about the Kelly Cares Foundation, please visit the website at

Game Day Chase

1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 200, South Bend, Indiana 46617